Small Claims limitations
: In order to file a lawsuit in the Small Claims court, an individual cannot sue for more than $7,500. Corporations and other entities (government entities, for example) cannot ask for more than $5,000. You can file as many claims as you want for up to $2,500 each
, but you can only file 2 claims in the Small Claims court in a calendar year that ask for more than $2,500. Other rules apply to cases involving a guarantor. A “guarantor” is a person who promises to be responsible for what another person owes. You can only sue a guarantor for up to $4,000 ($2,500 if they don’t charge for the guarantee). If you are an individual filing against the Registrar of the Contractors’ State License Board you can sue a guarantor for up to $7,500. Lawyers are not allowed to represent anyone in the Small Claims court.